Currently Loving April 2017

The beginning of April was a complete whirlwind — the night we traveled back from our Spring Break (Puerto Rico, Florida, and Oregon!), we moved into our new apartment. Then, that Friday, it was the Passover Seder at my daughter’s preschool which I have been co-chairing for the past four years (a huge event for 400 plus people). That night, I flew to Paris to run the Paris Marathon. Call me a complete NUT CASE, because all of that on its own is stressful.  Put it together, it is insane. Anyways, now I am back and readjusting to life…….and here is what I am currently loving!

 

1. Flying Tiger Flower Pens

 

For those of you who do not know Flying Tiger, you need to. It is a Danish store, similar to Ikea, but for home goods and gadgets. It has everything and anything, at super cheap prices. Luckily for me, it is a block away from my son’s school, so I always find myself in there when I am early for pick up. It is great for party favors, silly gifts, and your own home. Check it out!

 

This pen cost ONE DOLLAR. Isn't it beautiful?

This pen cost ONE DOLLAR. Isn’t it beautiful?

I am a big spender and bought TWO!

I am a big spender and bought TWO!

 

2. Peonies

 

Nothing screams spring like lilacs and peonies.  They are my absolute favorite flowers. . You can’t help but look at them and feel happy!

 

Looks like the pen, right? Which I guess makes sense that I love both of them.

Looks like the pen, right? Which I guess makes sense since I love both of them.

Truly beautiful (I bought these on Fresh Direct...)

Truly beautiful (I bought these on Fresh Direct…)

 

3. Casamigos Tequila

 

I have always loved tequila, claiming it is a part of my half-Mexican heritage (my mother does not like this fact, nor does she like her memory of me drinking tequila at my brother’s wedding….). And this tequila, is delicious. Smoky, rich, perfect. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it is owned by George Clooney, but it doesn’t dilute the taste or quality of this tequila — this tequila tastes good (and has a pretty bottle, too).

 

When I was 25 and at Stanford for Graduate School, I had a party that only served Tequila. Midge -- Remember the next day???

When I was 25 and at Stanford for Graduate School, I had a tequila party. Midge — Remember the next day???

Simple and beautiful bottle.

Simple and beautiful bottle.

 

4. Poppin Tape Dispensers

 

It is the little things, right? And this tape dispenser is so happy, cheerful, and dependable. Who knew a tape dispenser could add so much to a room????

 

I guess I am loving pink these days...

I guess I am loving pink these days…

Great pop of color.

Great pop of color.

 

 

5. Queen of Katwe

 

In the past month with my extreme travel schedule, I have watched a lot of movies. Some good, some bad. And this movie, Queen of Katwe, was excellent. I loved the scenery, the (true) story line, and moral of this drama. I highly recommend.

 

A happy story.

A happy story.

 

6. Article on Happiness

 

I love this article on happiness, so much that I bought Chade-Meng Tan’s book on it. So far, it has been a great read, although this article is a great introduction to it.

 

Good reminder to appreciate the obvious gifts.

Good reminder to appreciate the obvious gifts.

 

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There you have it, random assortment of things I am currently loving. What are you loving in April 2017? Do share!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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